Prospective Students

Prospective students are invited to explore our website, contact us with questions, and visit our campus. We encourage you to learn more about our department and discover what makes Applied Psychology a unique, challenging, and welcoming community.

We want to tell you about us!

To receive additional information about one of our programs, please use our online signup form

To learn more about our programs by attending an on-campus or online information session, see a schedule of upcoming events.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to email the department. 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Program Website Degree  Application Deadline
Applied Psychology BS

Jan. 1, 2017

Internal- April 1, 2017

Global Public Health/Applied Psychology BS

Jan. 1, 2016

Internal- April 1, 2017

B.S. Program in Applied Psychology 

The Bachelor of Science Program in Applied Psychology is an interdisciplinary program designed to teach students to bridge psychological theory, research, and practice in a multicultural world.  The program provides students with hands-on learning experiences that help them understand the range of work environments within the human services professions and the many ways that psychology and counseling are applied in both research and real-world settings—invaluable knowledge that helps our students make informed career decisions.

B.S. Program in Global Public Health/Applied Psychology 

The Global Public Health/Applied Psychology major provides interdisciplinary training that bridges psychological theory, research, and practice with public health principles with the goal of improving health outcomes among diverse populations. The major links to the mission of the Department of Applied Psychology -- to prepare students both to understand and to intervene in human development across contexts and cultures.

Important Links
  • Read our AP 2014-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin to get a more detailed overview of the undergraduate program of study in the department and Steinhardt policies. 

If you have more questions, please contact Undergraduate Admissions for information about freshman and transfer admissions as well as admission requirements, important information for international applicants, and much more.

High school juniors are invited to learn more about the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development through our special open houses for visiting juniors and their families. 

MASTER'S PROGRAMS

Program Website Degree  Application Deadline
School and Bilingual School Counseling MA

Jan. 15, 2017 (on-campus degree option)

August 3, 2016 (online degree option)

Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness MA Jan. 15, 2017
Human Development and Social Intervention MA Feb. 1, 2017
LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services Advanced Cert.  Oct. 1, 2016/Feb. 1, 2017

Campus Information Sessions: 

Program  Date Location RSVP
Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness TBA NYU Welcome Center RSVP
Human Development and Social Intervention TBA Kimball, 246 Greene, 5th Floor, 515E RSVP
Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness TBA NYU Welcome Center RSVP
Counseling and Guidance TBA NYU Welcome Center RSVP
Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness TBA NYU Welcome Center RSVP
Counseling Programs
  • School and Bilingual School Counseling P-12 
    • Counseling and Guidance in Schools (CNGU-MA) P-12 program prepares graduates for careers as school counselors. Graduates are also eligible for New York State certification as a guidance counselor (P-12).
      • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score (if applicable). For more details, please view the graduate admissions page
    • Counseling and Guidance in Bilingual School Counselor (CGB-MA) P-12 program prepares graduates for careers as school counselors and offers New York State certification as a guidance counselor (P-12) Bilingual school counselor, P-12 applicants must be proficient in the second language before applying. 
      • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score (if applicable).  For more details, please view the graduate admissions page. 
  • Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness (CMHWA-MA) graduate education, and clinical training prepares graduates for careers as professional clinical counselors in a broad spectrum of settings, including community agencies,  mental health centers, hospitals, integrated behavioral health centers, and substance abuse treatment centers.
    • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, CMWH Essay, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score (if applicable). For more details, please view the graduate admissions page. 
Human Development and Social Intervention (HDSI-MA) 
  • Human Development and Social Intervention program offers a distinct curriculum that explicitly emphasizes the practical skills of research design and methods, grant writing and grant management, and program development and evaluation from a community psychology perspective.
    • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, Academic Writing Sample, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, TOEFL,  IELTS, or PTE Academic score (if applicable).
      • GRE is optional. The HDSI Admissions Committee acknowledges there are several ways to demonstrate graduate school readiness.  This may include, but is not limited to, professional or academic experience or by submitting the test results from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).  Therefore, submitting the GRE results is optional for HDSI applicants.
LGBT Health, Education and Social Services (LGBT-ADCRT) - Advanced Certificate Program
  • The LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services advanced certificate program is for individuals who want to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and/or to work on LGBT issues in educational, health, research, counseling, and community-based settings.  Through required and elective coursework you will gain greater knowledge about this specific population and develop skills to provide more effective services to LGBT people and organizations serving this population.
    • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV,  2 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score (if applicable). Completion of a master's degree is required for admission to this program.  For more details, please view the graduate admissions page.
Important Links/Dates
  • To receive additional information about one of our programs, please use our online signup form

If you have more questions, please contact  Graduate Admissions to request additional information.

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

Program Website Degree  Application Deadline
Counseling Psychology PhD Dec 1, 2016
Developmental Psychology PhD Dec 1, 2016
Psychology and Social Intervention  PhD Dec 1, 2016

All doctoral programs are open to full-time study only. Part-time study is not an option.
Counseling Psychology (CNPS-PHD) 
  • The Counseling Psychology doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. This program prepares counseling psychologists for positions in colleges, community agencies, clinics, and hospitals. Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for the New York State Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology. 
    • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 3 Letters of   Recommendation, Official Transcripts, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score (if applicable), Professional Autobiography. For more details, please view the graduate admissions page or the Counseling Psychology Prospectus
Developmental Psychology (PSDV-PHD)
  • Developmental Psychology is a doctoral program in applied studies in perceptual, cognitive, and affective development. Emphasis is on the development of methodological sophistication and familiarity and competence in the research process. Specialization areas include neuropsychology, general developmental psychology, perception, and cognition. 
    • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score (if applicable). Applicants must have a B.A. degree and/or M.A. in Psychology or Human Development. For more details, please view the graduate admissions page
Psychology and Social Intervention (PSSI-PHD)
  • The Psychology and Social Intervention doctoral program prepares action scientists for diverse roles in academia and social research who can understand, transform, and improve the contexts and systems in which humans develop across the life span. This program has a strong emphasis on analysis and prevention of psychological, social, educational, and health problems, as well as on the promotion of well-being in these domains from a systems perspective, including organizational, community, and policy levels.
    • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score (if applicable). Applicants must have a B.A. degree and/or M.A. in Psychology or related field. For more details, please view the graduate admissions page
Important Links
  • To receive additional information about one of our programs, please use our online signup form

If you have more questions, please contact  Graduate Admissions to request additional information.

*Please note February 2017 is the date for admissions interviews for prospective doctoral students for the programs in Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Psychology and Social Intervention. Applicants who will be invited for an interview will be contacted by a department representative in advance of that date.